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A global leader in the design and manufacture of cellular and wireless communications technology and IoT experts, providing unique solutions and combining SIM and connectivity management with over-the-air devices and fully-fledged enablement services.

Transforming wireless connectivity

Headquartered in Canada, Sierra Wireless is a global leader in design and manufacture of wireless communications equipment. They are cellular, Bluetooth and IoT experts, providing unique solutions, combining SIM and connectivity management with over-the-air devices and a fully-fledged enablement service. Providing the entire infrastructure needed to build, connect and operate in a single platform, focussing on core technologies across many markets, including industrial, e-health, renewables and transport.

The Sierra Wireless smart sim and connectivity service is specifically designed for mission critical and fixed IoT, delivering coverage to multiple operators with superior service quality - whether an application is global, regional or local.

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Sierra Wireless Cellular Modules

Cellular modules

IoT Modules for 4G, 3G and 2G networks – the industrial-grade common flexible form factor (CF3) provides one size, one design, future-proof footprint making it easy for OEM’s and System Integrators to embed cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GNSS technologies as well as manage connectivity, devices and data.

Also see the LPWA / NB-IoT versions.

Future-proof 2G M2M connectivity for any cellular network in the world

These products offer unprecedented scalability and are pin-to-pin compatible across the HL and WP series, and are ideal for low-bandwidth IoT applications.

  • Global coverage on a single module (2G variants) CF3 form-factor pin-compatible between the module family
  • Embedded SIMs with optional Ready-to-Connect solutions
  • Secure boot to prevent unauthorized code on the target with free, unlimited firmware over the air (FOTA)
  • Integrated AirVantage® cloud services to build, connect, and manage deployments
  • Integrated GNSS receiver (LPWA/2G variants)

Enabling the development of IoT products on the most scalable platform in the world, these modules combine ready-to-connect embedded SIM for instant connections with industrial-grade CF3 footprint to future-proof your designs.

Most suited to IoT applications that require broadband CAT-4 connectivity, such as video surveillance, info entertainment, telematics, and mission-critical networking applications.

A pin-to-pin compatible CAT-1 version with up to 10Mbps download speed, many IoT projects requiring the speed between LPWA and Cat-4 technologies are using Cat-1 networks to future-proof their designs as 3G networks sunset.

Fully compliant with the 3GPP release-13 standard and providing a low-cost, low-power technology for low-bandwidth IoT applications with extended reach beyond traditional cellular.

  • Common form factor Compact CF3® design to migrate between technologies and future-proof product platforms
  • Global Worldwide coverage on a single module with industry and mobile network certifications to get you to market faster
  • FOTA upgrades FREE unlimited firmware over-the-air (FOTA) upgrades future-proof deployments and keep them secure
  • Cloud connected Securely collect data and remotely manage your IoT deployments with integrated AirVantage® cloud services
  • Ultra-low power mode Reduce power consumption by 200x for battery or solar-powered applications
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Cellular modems and gateways

Programmable gateways and modems are the quickest and most convenient way to enable wireless capability without having to go through carrier certification, providing remote configuration, deployment, monitoring and management. These are available in two product series:
 

FX series

Programmable IoT gateway - setting a new standard for IoT embedded platforms

The FX30 is the industry’s smallest, most rugged programmable 3G/4G LTE cellular gateway. Providing an integrated, secure embedded application environment, tightly integrated with the cloud, the FX30 enables swift, scalable and global deployments of IoT applications for any connected machine or infrastructure.ng and receiving data remotely.

Sierra Wireless low power wireless

Low power cellular solutions

Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) modules from Sierra Wireless are ideal for static sensor, real-time fixed or mobile applications such as asset tracking and monitoring, industrial equipment, smart city, healthcare and agricultural monitoring devices.

Delivering up to 300kps download and 375kps upload speeds these modules come in the CF3 form factor and scale providing connectivity to 3G and 4G networks around the world.

The world's smallest multi-mode LPWA modules offering best-in-class power performance for global LTE-M, NB-IoT, 2G, and GNSS networks. Fully compliant with the 3GPP release-13 standard, it is release-14 ready to support NB2 features in future.

  • Ultra-low-power mode Best-in-class power performance extending the life of battery-operated devices by 5-10X
  • Location services Integrated GNSS receiver enables tracking and location-based services
  • TCP/IP stack Embedded stack to easily communicate over the internet
  • VoLTE Enhance IoT applications with voice commands or call capabilities
  • Industrial grade Tested for harsh environments and extreme temperatures

Fully compliant with the 3GPP release-13 standard and providing a low-cost, low-power technology for low-bandwidth IoT applications with extended reach beyond traditional cellular.

  • Cloud connected Securely collect data and remotely manage your IoT deployments with integrated AirVantage® cloud services
  • Secure boot Prevent unauthorized code on the target to keep your connectivity secure
  • Ultra-Low power mode Reduce power consumption by 200x for battery or solar-powered applications
  • Location services Integrated GNSS receiver enables tracking and location-based services (optional)
  • Industrial grade Tested for harsh environments and extreme temperatures
  • Network switching Switch networks anytime with up to three different certified firmware variants on board

All-in-one edge-to-cloud solution

Sierra Wireless octave iot

Octave™ IoT solution

Data is the foundation of just about everything for enterprises engaged in digital transformation, so collecting and managing that data across remote assets and using it in enterprise applications to accomplish business goals is extremely valuable.

Octave™ is an all-in-one IoT solution that allows the connection and automation of data-driven processes from industrial assets to the cloud.

Pre-installed on several devices, it will allow enterprises to securely extract, orchestrate and manage data gathered in their cloud infrastructure along with remote management of devices without having to use separate APIs. Allowing enterprises to focus on creating business value with their data, instead of re-inventing infrastructure.

Octave™ benefits:

  • Save time & resources - Building an IoT infrastructure can take months of design time. Octave gives you an ultra-efficient infrastructure quickly and easily in an all-in-one solution. Sierra provides the most powerful development toolkit on the market and eliminates all complexities so that you can iterate fast.

  • Built-in security - Octave automatically establishes a trusted relationship between edge devices and the cloud, using proven security measures. Managed and maintained continuously, firmware upgrades, rotation of security keys and monitoring of network threats is an integrated part of the solution.

  • Designed for easy adoption - Octave integrates with all major existing cloud services, including, Microsoft Azure, AWS, SAP, and Google Cloud.

Octave - connecting your industrial assets

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Sierra Wireless octave data flow

Simplify data extraction

Edge resources
Extract data from sensors, automation protocols, and microprocessors

Ready to connect cellular devices

Scale from prototype to production with certified hardware that connects out of the box

Global cellular LPWAN coverage

Connect low power assets anywhere

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Sierra Wireless orchestrate

Easily orchestrate data

Observations
Dynamically buffer, filter, correlate, store, and forward readings from your edge resources

Event streams

Publish, subscribe, and route filtered streams of data from the edge to the cloud

Device blueprints

Clone and replicate device properties and behaviour on a massive scale

 
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Sierra Wireless Octave ACT

Act on your data

Action runner
Process, analyse and act on data at the edge and in the cloud with a common JavaScript framework

Manage devices and assets
Monitor, control, update and maintain your connected assets with a single user interface

Cloud integrations
Octave makes it fast and easy to connect your Industrial IoT data to systems of record deployed in practically any cloud service or application, including Microsoft Azure, AWS and many others.

 
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Sierra Wireless octave ready to connect

Ready to connect

Octave runs on several Ready-to-Connect devices. Get a prototype working the way you want, and then jump into a production environment with hardware that's already certified and connected, without changing anything in your design or edge architecture.

 
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Sierra Wireless Octave

Built-in end-to-end security


Protect your data
The Industrial IoT solution automatically establishes a trusted relationship between edge devices and the cloud, using proven security measures to ensure that data is not lost or altered.

Encrypted, highly resilient network

A global connectivity network, coupled with encrypted and authenticated communications, Octave delivers you a network you can trust for the secure and reliable transmission of your data.

Adapt your security

Treating security as a dynamic component that's managed, maintained and updated on an ongoing basis. with continuously upgraded edge firmware, rotated security keys, and constantly monitoring the network for new threats.

 

Sierra Wireless Octave

High speed networking modules

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Sierra Wireless 5G

5G solutions

Regardless of how your business sees the future of 5G IoT, you can count on Sierra Wireless to help you manage the transition. Introduction of the first mmWave embedded modules EM919x 5G NR Sub-6 GHz from Sierra Wireless.

Based on the industry-standard M.2 form factor, these 5G modules enable OEMs to provide secure connectivity worldwide with the highest possible speeds and extremely low latency for mobile computing, routers, gateways, industrial automation and many new industrial modules IoT applications.

 
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Sierra Wireless EM

EM series

Offering unprecedented LTE speeds, bandwidth, and network performance on the M.2 form factor commonly used in networking equipment.

With automatic fallback to 3G networks for America and integrated GNSS receiver (GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo satellite systems supported), ideal for networking applications.

Coupled with the most operator certifications in the industry and network switching capability, they allow customers to change their network provider anytime, providing more flexibility in manufacturing.

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MC series

MC series

Reliable 4G LTE Cat-6 wireless connectivity with 3G fallback offering unprecedented LTE speeds, bandwidth, and network performance on the PCI Express Mini Card form factor commonly used in networking equipment.

These LTE-Advanced Cat-6 embedded modules deliver up to 300 Mbps download speed and support most 4G LTE bands in the market providing coverage on a single SKU. With automatic fallback to 3G networks and integrated GNSS receiver (GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo satellite systems supported) and are ideal for networking and telematics applications.

Coupled with the most operator certifications in the industry and network switching capability, (MC7430 for APAC, MC7455 for the Americas and EMEA) allows customers to change their network provider anytime, providing more flexibility in manufacturing.

Wi-Fi & Bluetooth modules

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Sierra Wireless Wifi Bluetooth

Wi-Fi & Bluetooth modules

Easliy integrate advanced Wi-Fi and Bluetooth communication into your designs - these hostless short range modules are fully certified with integrated antennas and software stacks with simple UART interfaces.

 
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Sierra Wireless BX Series

BX series

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo modules. These are ideal for any development that requires the most secure connection to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on a single module such as:

  • Home automation and security
  • Tracking and telematics
  • Personal health devices
  • Industrial equipment
  • Building automation
  • Street lighting
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Sierra Wireless BC Series

BC series

Dual-mode Bluetooth classic and low energy modules. BC127 is ideal for any development that requires high-quality, power-efficient Bluetooth audio streaming or a dual-mode solution to connect both to other modules or BLE enabled smartphones and tablets.

Some typical applications are:

  • Smart Phone controlled accessories
  • Intercom / Push to Talk gateways
  • Dual-mode wireless gateways
  • General Bluetooth controllers
  • Remote Controls and Smart TVs
  • Industrial: pipe, actuators, sensors
  • Automotive applications
Sierra Wireless GNSS Positioning_

GNSS positioning modules

Easily add location-based services to products with high-precision GPS tracking and positioning.  These industrial-grade GNSS positioning modules are ultra-compact, low-power and always deliver high-performance GNSS tracking.

Typical applications include; fleet management, timing synchronisation, navigation and personal tracking

XM series
The XM series incorporates a complete set of high-quality components, including TCXO, RTC Crystal, SMPS, SAW Filter and an additional LNA, all of which are considered vital for optimum positioning performance.

XA series
One of the smallest integrated antenna GPS modules with a 12.5 x 12.5 x 6.8 mm form factor. Compact GNSS modules that incorporate a complete set of high-quality components, including TCXO, RTC Crystal, SMPS, SAW Filter and an additional LNA, all of which are vital for optimum positioning performance. Also offers flexibility with an external antenna interface that supports automatic antenna detection and selection.

 

Managed IoT Solutions

Sierra Wireless connectivity cloud

Connectivity and cloud services

Commercial and Industrial IoT deployments require devices and connectivity fundamentally different than those designed for consumer products.

Sierra Wireless offer multi-operator Smart SIMs, modules and routers that are pre-connected to MNO networks, plus packages that bundle the hardware and networking needed into flexible monthly contracts, all managed by a secure and robust cloud-based management application.

The Sierra Wireless smart sim and connectivity service is specifically designed for mission-critical and fixed IoT, delivering coverage to multiple operators with superior service quality - whether an application is global, regional or local.

  • Spend more time connected with best in class coverage
  • Resilient SIMs always receiving quality service from the best available network
  • Fixed devices are more likely to receive service even when deep inside buildings
  • Maximise flexibility with eSIM/eUICC operator independence

The AirVantage IoT platform uniquely provides all the services needed to create, deploy and manage a number of wireless devices remotely from one secure cloud-based management application.

  • Manage all of your devices with the industry’s most powerful dashboard
  • Monitor your deployed devices by communication status, radio signal strength and firmware/ embedded application versions.
  • Receive alerts for mission-critical events and perform maintenance.

 

Sierra Wireless provides IoT solutions for agencies and enterprises that require rapid deployment and proven, market-ready functionality for tracking and monitoring. Our turnkey solutions combine IoT expertise and deep domain knowledge to resolve industry-specific issues.

Available as fully integrated managed services with low start-up costs and without the need for deep domain knowledge - these solutions increase operational efficiencies, improve the bottom line, and enable successful digital transformation.

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Our IoT and Wireless Technology Centre will advance your ability to deliver innovative technology solutions for complex applications – from sensors to the cloud.

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Creating custom solutions and navigating adding challenging connectivity to an application requires specialist expertise and capabilities. Our team of hardware design and software application engineers have extensive experience, ensuring we can bring your concept to life.

Covering proof of concept and feasibility studies for development, through to working prototype realisation and initial production management, our team delivers you complete project support.

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